New School Kicks Hazy Pale Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

New School Kicks Hazy Pale Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Everything you love from a classic West Coast American pale ale combined with elements from a new school hazy/juicy pale ale
  • Includes Amarillo®, Mosaic®, and Simcoe® hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5.3%
  • Estimated IBUs: 27
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

New School Kicks is a classic take on a modern style. This Hazy Pale Ale is packed with a two-sided cassette's worth of hip, hop aroma, followed by a soft mouthfeel that is smooth enough to kick back and vibe to, then finishes with a slight bitterness and the dry character of a classic West Coast hit. Press play on this masterful remix and allow Amarillo®, Simcoe®, and Mosaic® to lay down funky beats of tropical fruit, citrus, and cannabis.

Developed by our own Vito Delucchi, NSK was designed to take everything you love from a classic West Coast American pale ale and combine it with elements from a new school hazy/juicy pale ale. His award-winning creation has been brewed in different iterations at several local breweries in the Bay Area, including Barebottle Brewing Company and Danville Brewing Company.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.052
  • SRM (Color Range): 3
  • IBUs: 27
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.3%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.

Simcoe® and Mosaic® are registered trademarks owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.
Amarillo® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

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Do you steep flaked oats and flaked wheat like normal steeping grains?
Connor Sinclair on Apr 4, 2020
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BEST ANSWER: For hazy beers you can steep the oats and wheat with the specialty grains since they are primarily adding starches to create the mouthfeel and haze. If you want the flavor of them to be subtler and not add as much mouthfeel then it would be great to do a mini-mash to convert some or all of the starches while still leaving a velvety mouthfeel like an oatmeal stout.
What do you do about the flaked oats in the extract kit? I read that they have no mashing enzymes of their own, so how can I do a partial mash?
Ross S. Heitkamp on Nov 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ross, you will the treat the wheat and oats as you would any other steeping grain. For the extract batch, you will follow the normal steeping instructions.

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Rated 4 out of 5
Will definitely brew this again
I got exactly what I expected: a light-bodied, hazy, crushable pale ale. It's ~4.6% abv with ~26 IBUs, so don't expect anything more. If you pay attention to basics like cook time, whirlpool temp, yeast health, dry hop contact time, and oxidation, you'll have a nice hazy lawnmower beer on your hands. Enjoyably light and hoppy. I used Wyeast 1318. Almost didn't order this due to bad reviews, but after brewing it myself, it's pretty clear that I'll be brewing this again. Especially since it's a style that basically doesn't exist commercially.
April 16, 2021
Rated 2 out of 5
Needs more pop/flavor
It's always hard reviewing something that you made yourself, since its likely partly your fault if it doesn't turn out good, but here goes.

tl;dr: though hazy, the flavor is subdued and not well-balanced. There's a bit of juice and a bit of bitter, but it's not enough to make it a decent beer.

Brewing notes: I shortened the boil because there were no bittering hops (40 minutes), hit final gravity (1.011-13). brewed with the imperial organic barbarian. Smelled great and had great flavor before kegging. Maybe my kegging process has some error because this just didn't turn out great in the keg. I dry-hopped in the keg for maybe 7 days.

I had high hopes for this beer, but the taste has something odd to it (i describe as old orange peel) and the other flavors are muted. I think this beer might be better if it had more hops, similar to the MoreHaze, which I think is a great beer. There is definitely something going on between Northeast vs. West coast hops that is intriguing, but it isn't greater than the sum of its parts.

I hope to see more reviews (and more in-depth reviews) of this beer, because I'm not convinced I didn't do something wrong with it, but as it stands, I won't be making it again.
March 1, 2020
over 4 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you for your very thorough review. We understand the let down when a beer isn't hoppy enough or in the right way.
If the beer got darker or more brown after you kegged it then perhaps there was some oxygenation during the kegging process. I have lost some great recipes to that issue.

The only other tip that comes to my mind is checking your water profile. A low sulfate (75ppm) and higher chloride (150ppm) will enhance the mouthfeel and highlight the sweetness of the hops. Calcium can also be adjusted up to increase the hop sharpness or down to dull it. Hope this helps for your future brews to get the excellent pale ale you're looking for. Cheers!
September 23, 2020
Malcolm lieban
Rated 3 out of 5
Extract brewers beware!
The Recipe page they give you calls for 7lbs of DME but they only send you 5lbs. Upon emailing customer service, they advised me they misprinted the recipe page and decided to send them out anyway. The problem with this is I went to my local homebrew store and spent my time and more money getting more extract per what the recipe calls for. I havent tried it yet but hoping it the extra DME added doesnt ruin the flavor profile. We'll see.. Cheers
December 12, 2019